Bellator London preview and predictions
Nathan Rose vs Harry Hardwick (Undercard)
Nathan “The Black” Rose will be looking to bounce back from his unanimous decision defeat at Bellator 223 when he faces off against Harry “Houdini” Hardwick, who is making his Bellator debut.
Rose has won one out of his two fights under the Bellator promotion and has a record that currently sits at 7-2, more than half of his victories have come via TKO/KO.
Hardwick is coming into this having last fought back in June of 2018, he currently has a record of 4-2 with half of these victories coming via submission.
My prediction: This fight has the potential to go the distance with both fighters capable of going to war for the duration of the fight but personally I think Nathan “The Black Rose” will stop his opponent late in the third round.
Chris Bungard vs Benjamin Brander (Undercard)
The fighting pride of Scotland, Chris Bungard will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend at #BellatorLondon when he comes up against Swiss fighter Benjamin “El Skeletto” Brander.
“El Skeletto” will be making his Bellator debut this weekend and will be looking to make an instant impact; his professional record currently sits at 11-6 with five of those victories coming via submission, four coming via KO/TKO and two coming via decision.
Chris Bungard will be looking to get back to his best form following his unanimous decision defeat at Bellator 223, his professional record currently sits at 14-5 with seven of his victories coming via submission, five coming via KO/TKO and two coming via decision. Bungard has shown he can end a fight anyway he wants and if he can turn up how he did against Terry Brazier we are in for one hell of a fight!
My prediction: I just cannot see this fight going the distance, both fighters have a high-level submission offence but ultimately both have the power to stop their opponent. For me, I see Chris Bungard winning this one via submission in the very first round.
Alfie Davis vs Alessandro Botti (Undercard)
Alfie Davis enters this weekend’s #BellatorLondon card on a two fight win streak since joining the promotion and will be looking to extend that run to three when he faces the Italian fighter, Alessandro “The Bad” Botti.
Davis, fighting out of London Shootfighters currently has a professional record of 12-3 with five of these victories coming via KO/TKO, three coming via submission and four coming via decision. Davis has proved himself to be a versatile fighter who can get you out early but also doesn’t mind going to war for the duration of the fight.
Botti comes into this fight on a two fight loss streak and will be looking to get back into the winners column this weekend. His professional record is currently 15-10 with nine of these victories coming via KO/TKO, five coming via submission and one via decision.
My Prediction: Again, this is another fight where it could potentially go the distance. However, I think Alfie Davis will get his job done early in the second round via KO/TKO.
Terry Brazier vs Soren Bak (Main Card)
Terry “The Dominator” Brazier returns to action this weekend at #BellatorLondon and will be looking to extend his win streak to two when he comes up against “The True Viking”, Soren Bak.
Brazier is currently on a one fight win streak following his submission victory at Bellator 223, with his professional record sitting at 11-2 with four victories coming via KO/TKO, three coming via submission and four coming via decision.
Bak is currently on a five fight win streak coming into his Bellator debut and will be looking to hit the ground running this weekend, four of his victories have come via KO/TKO, three coming via submission and four coming via submission.
My prediction: I cannot see anything but a victory for “The Dominator”, who undoubtedly will want to assert his dominance right from the off. I’m going for a second round submission victory for “The Dominator”
Fabian Edwards vs Michael Shipman (Main Card)
Fabian “The Assassin” Edwards will look to continue making waves within the Bellator promotion when he takes on Michael “Seabass” Shipman at #BellatorLondon this weekend.
Edwards is currently on an eight fight win streak and will without doubt be looking to extend his streak this weekend, his professional record is 8-0 with three coming via KO/TKO, three coming via submission and two coming via decision.
Edwards has shown just how versatile he can be, he can end any fight on the feet or end any fight on the mat which makes him an extremely dangerous opponent for anybody within the division.
Shipman was previously on a thirteen fight win streak prior to his last outing at Bellator 223 where he lost via TKO, Shipman will be looking to bounce back from this defeat and get himself back into the winners column as soon as possible. His current professional record is 13-2 with eight of these victories coming via KO/TKO and five coming via submission.
My prediction: This for me, is one of the hardest if not the hardest to call out of my picks. Both fighters have proven over their professional careers that they can dominate their opponent and pick up victories by any means necessary. I’m going to go for a split decision victory for Fabian “The Assassin” Edwards.
Michael Page vs Giovanni Melillo (Main Event)
Michael “Venom” Page returns to action in the main event this weekend at #BellatorLondon where he faces late replacement Giovanni “The Punisher” Melillo.
Page really needs little introduction, he has become a household name in the U.K mixed martial arts scene mainly for his eccentric style and showboating tendencies. His professional record currently sits at 15-1 with nine coming via KO/TKO, three coming via submission and three coming via decision.
Page is currently on a one fight win streak after his convincing victory at Bellator 227 and will see this as a perfect opportunity to extend this streak to two.
Melillo is also currently on a one fight win streak and will see this as a massive opportunity to announce himself properly to the Bellator fans. His professional record is currently sat at 13-4 with eight of those victories coming via KO/TKO, two coming via submission and 3 coming via decision.
My prediction: I can only see one winner from this #BellatorLondon main event and that is Michael “Venom” Page, he will be too quick, too slick and too powerful for his opponent. Page to win this via KO/TKO in the second round.
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